We received the other day by Herman Bell the news of an interesting symposium that took place in Khartoum on the 5th of August. It was organized in the frame of the Cultural Week of Comboni College of Science and Technology (CCST) and it was dedicated to the life and work of the late Combonian Fr. Giovanni Vantini (author of several books and articles on Christian Nubia and responsible for the compilation of the Oriental Sources Concerning Nubia) and the Continuity of Nubian Studies.
Two YouTube videos in Arabic offer two presentations of the biography of Vantini. The first one by Fr. Jorge Naranjo was the inaugural speech of the symposium (and the well-known to the readers of this blog Jalal Hashim also appears in the video!)…
…while the second one is by a student of CCST in one of the stands of the Cultural Week.